Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Commodore's Challenge

 Commodore's Challenge

As he did last year, Bob Abell has started a Model Boats Forum thread on his build of this years's entry for th Commodore's Challenge.

You can access the thread by clicking here

or by going to:

 https://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=172181&p=1


Steering Competition

 More Normal Service Resumed !!


Geoff Fitzsimons has announced that the Steering Competition will resume its normal monthly schedule on Sunday, 02 May, starting at 11.00 a.m.

New entrants will be most welcome.

Hopefully, the weather will be better than when the photograph [of an earlier, pre-Covid, session ] was taken !


Monday, 12 April 2021

Fiesta Racing

 Normal Service is Resumed !


David Lee has announced that the Fiesta Competition Racing Series will resume this coming Sunday, 18 April, at 10.00 a.m.

You have got six days to get your hulls polished and rigging fettled !!

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

More Yachts !

 On the Lake - Easter Tuesday


The sailing boys were out in force again today !! - A beautiful day, but very cold.

Photo by Bob Abell


Friday, 2 April 2021

Boiler Testing

 Boiler Testing

Now that life is slowly returning to normal, and we can all start sailing again with fewer restrictions, do not forget that if you want to put a steamer on the lake, it must have a boiler certificate for a safety test within the last 12 months. For most of us, this will mean performing a new steam test, as little or no testing has been possible in the last year.

Our boiler tester, John Senior, has started retesting so contact him if you wish to arrange a test. He can be contacted by Email [seniorjandd@gmail.com] or by phone [0161 427 2968].

The photo below, courtesy of Bob Abell, shows John performing a Covid safe outdoor test for David Lee on the landing stage earlier this week.



Thursday, 1 April 2021

Back to Normal [ish] !

 On the Lake - Tuesday 30 March

Following the latest relaxation of Government Covid restrictions on Monday, the sailing boys have wasted no time in getting back to normal operation - whilst still observing all the rules.

Here they are setting up for a long awaited day's racing, in glorious sunshine.

Photo by Bob Abell


Sunday, 28 March 2021

Eric Blackburn

 Eric Blackburn

We have just heard that another long standing member of the club, Eric Blackburn, died last Wednesday.

We understand that the cause was heart failure, and that he was in Stepping Hill Hospital at the time of his death.

At present, we have no further information.

Our condolences and sympathy go to his family.


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